Travis Bowering

Several causes behind second cruise

Pitt Meadows man started car event that passes through Lower Mainland communities on April 27.

Travis Bowering wanted to honor his late father, a car aficionado.

Larry Bowering passed away April 25, 2011.

A year later, Travis decided a car cruise throughout the Lower Mainland would be apt.

“He was a big-time car guy. His pride and joy that he had when he was a younger guy, pre-family, was a 67’ Malibu SS,” said Travis Bowering, whose father also used to race cars.

Last year’s 200-kilometer cruise featured 32 unique cars and stopped at six locations, including the B.C. Kidney Foundation headquarters.

It raised $1,000 for a variety of charities.

This year, Bowering, a Pitt Meadows resident, has set his goals higher.

Donations have already surpassed $3,500 in support of 10 charities.

Bowering’s charity of choice is the B.C. Kidney Foundation because his father was a transplant patient and had been on dialysis for 15 years.

Participants are encouraged to raise money to support a cause that is close to their own hearts.

“I kind of figured that people wouldn’t necessarily want to support the Kidney Foundation, but want to support something else. So I wanted to keep the door open,” said Bowering.

To participate in Cruise for Your Cause, pick a charity and make a donation. Then register at www.cruiseforyourcause.org. Registration is free.

This year’s 230-kilometer cruise will start at the Kidney Foundation of Canada B.C. headquarters in Burnaby (4940 Canada Way) at 9:30 a.m. on April 27. The cruise will travel east towards Mission and stop at the Stave Falls Power House, then continue to the Mission Raceway.

A barbecue will take place at the Fort Langley National Historic site. Burgers, chips and a drink will be provided.

The cruise will then make a scenic stop in White Rock and finish off at Vancouver’s Iona Beach Regional Park, northwest of Vancouver International Airport.

Participants are welcome to join at any point along the route.

• For more information contact Bowering at 604-616-9373.

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